Shah, Dr Benoy

Dr Benoy ShahBSc MBBS MRCP




Echocardiography and heart valve disease

Training and education

  • BSc (first class hons), cardiovascular medicine - Imperial College London, 1999
  • MBBS (hons) - Imperial College School of Medicine, London, 2002
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), London, 2005
  • Specialist registrar training - Wessex Deanery, 2006 to 2013
  • Research fellow - National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London (Royal Brompton and Northwick Park Hospitals), 2011 to 2013
  • Fellow in cardiovascular imaging, Southampton General Hospital, 2014


Dr Shah joined the Trust in 2014 and helps deliver and supervise the delivery of our adult echocardiography services, including transthoracic, transoesophageal, stress, contrast and three-dimensional echocardiography.

He holds British accreditations in transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography and European accreditation in transthoracic echocardiography. Dr Shah is also a member of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) transoesophageal echocardiography certification committee.

Dr Shah also has a specialist interest in valvular heart disease and has established the multi-disciplinary Wessex heart valve clinic, which treats patients with heart valve diseases both before and after heart valve surgery.

Key achievements

  • Member of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) transoesophageal echocardiography certification committee.
  • Council member of the British Heart Valve Society (since 2012).
  • Member of the European Society of Cardiology’s Working Group on Valvular Heart Disease.
  • Lead contributing author for the European Society of Cardiology’s Contrast Tool Box (an online learning resource on ultrasound contrast).
  • British Heart Valve Society programme committee chair (Oct 2016 – present)
  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC – appointed Aug 2017)


Dr Shah's recent publications include:

  • Shah BN, Chahal NS, Bhattacharyya S, Li W, Roussin I, Khattar RS & Senior R. The Feasibility and Clinical Utility of Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography in Clinical Practice: Results from the Incorporation of Myocardial Perfusion Assessment into Clinical Testing with Stress Echocardiography (IMPACT-SE) Study. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2014; 27(5):520-530
  • Shah BN & Senior R. Role of viability imaging in the post-STICH era. Curr Opin Cardiol 2014; 29:145-51
  • Shah BN, Balaji G, Alhajiri A, Ramzy IS, Ahmadvazir S & Senior R. The incremental clinical and prognostic value of stress echocardiography in a chest pain unit: morbidity and mortality outcomes from a real-world setting Circulation Cardiovasc Img 2013;6(2):202-209
  • Bhattacharyya S, Kamperidis V, Shah BN, Chahal NS, Roussin I, Li W, Khattar RS & Senior R. Clinical Utility And Prognostic Value Of Appropriateness Criteria In Stress Echocardiography for Evaluation Of Valvular Heart Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2013; 6:987-992
  • Shah BN. On the 50th anniversary of the first description of a multi-stage exercise treadmill test: Revisiting the birth of ‘The Bruce Protocol’. Heart 2013; 99:1793-94
  • Chambers JB, Shah BN, Prendergast B, Lawford PV, McCann GP, Newby DE, Ray S, Briffa N, Shanson D, Lloyd G & Hall R. Valvular Heart Disease: A Call for Global Research Initiatives. Heart 2013; 99:1797-99
  • Senior R & Shah BN. Myocardial contrast echocardiography for simultaneous assessment of wall motion and perfusion in real time: a technique comes of age. Circulation 2012; 126(10); 1182-84
  • Shah BN, Lindsay AC & Nicol ED. What is the role of accreditation in the era of competency-based training – a perspective from the United Kingdom. Int J Cardiol 2012; 160(2); 79-81
  • Shah BN, Khattar RS & Senior R. The hibernating myocardium – current concepts, diagnostic dilemmas and clinical challenges in the post-STICH era. Eur Heart J 2013; 34(18):1323-36
  • Shah BN, Ahmadvazir S, Pabla JS, Zacharias K & Senior R. The role of urgent transthoracic echocardiography in patients presenting with acute chest pain. Eur J Emerg Med (2012); 19(5); 277-83


You can contact Dr Shah via his secretary, Amy Cotton, on 023 8120 5917, or by emailing